diumenge, 8 de juny de 2014

Beating brain tumours with a scorpion sting paint

(Science Photo Library)

Right now the only way to remove a cancer is surgery. But it is very dificult. Dr Jim Olson, a paediatric oncologist and researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle, discovered a revolutionary technique, thanks to the bite of a scorpion. Tumour Paint is a drug that attaches to cells, making them glow. So, for the surgeons it is easier to distinguish the tumor from healthy cells. 

In my opinion, scientific progress is very important to find solutions to serious diseases. 

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